Jan
25

Charleston SC Tree Service Recommends Sequoia National Park

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The park system in central California is incredible. You have Sequoia National Park, the first national park ever designated in the country. Next to it is King Canyon National Park, created in 1940. Surrounding a good portion of these two is the new Giant Sequoia National Monument, designated such by President Clinton in 2000. The three parks form a sanctuary for incredible scenery, including the Giant Sequoias on the Boole Tree Loop hiking trail.

The drive to Boole Tree is incredible. As you drive through Stump Meadow, you will see some of the biggest stumps in the world and get a real feel for what has been destroyed. The biggest is the Chicago Stump measuring 70 feet around its perimeter. Sadly, the tree was cut down so it could be displayed in a museum in Chicago in the 1880s when such trees seemed plentiful.  We won’t be practicing our Charleston SC tree removal services here!

The Boole Tree Loop is only 2.5 miles, but will take a couple of hours since you’ll be staring up in the air like an idiot and looking at some incredible views. Since it is a loop, you can go either direction you wish. The first part of the trail will wind through at least 40 Giant Sequoia stumps that will boggle your mind with their size. Passing these, you’ll head up to a plateau where you can look down upon valleys in the canyon with Spanish Mountain in the distance. Regardless of which way you go, you’ll eventually come upon Boole Tree.

Boole Tree is big, but not as big as many of the stumps you’ll see. Boole Tree stands roughly 275 feet high with a perimeter of some 35 feet. It is estimated to be over 2,000 years old and is one of the biggest living trees in the world. Ironically, the tree is named after a lumber mill owner that spared it. To bad he wasn’t feeling as gracious with the other Giant Sequoias as all the stumps attest.

The Sequoia National Park is also spectacular. Many Sugar Pines are in the floral mix. One of the strangest things you will find is that the cones from the Sugar Pines are huge while the cones from the monster Sequoias are very small. When walking on the trail, you will hear the crashes of the large cones breaking through the limbs on their way down. Listen for this and stay loose to dodge these bombs before they hit you.

Can you imagine our Charleston SC tree climbing on these beauties? Here are a couple pictures of the sequoias from 2006:

Charleston SC Tree Service General Sherman

Charleston SC Tree Service General Sherman

Tree Service Charleston SC Sequoia

Tree Service Charleston SC Sequoia

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